Sensory motor skills are linked to speech development. Both fine and sensory motor skills are taught in the Shichida Australia program.
Fine Motor Skills
These skills are explored in both the baby and early toddler classes. Developing the dexterity of a baby’s little fingers and hands will eventually lead to the mastering of many essential skills such as self-feeding, drawing, writing, teeth-brushing and more.
Proficiency develops more quickly if babies are given ample opportunity to use their hands; touch, explore and experiment with objects around them.
Examples of fingertip and sensory training activities you will find in our baby classes are feeling textures such as rice or jelly as well as placing and removing objects out of small compartments.
Examples of fine motor skills activities in our toddler classes are using chopsticks and tweezers as well as stringing and paper folding (origami).